(This is a challenge between student and teacher. Rules of the challenge are found in the posting entitled: “A Challenge Has Been Presented Using the Book of Psalms”)
Today’s Verse: “To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent, O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” Psalms 30:12 (NKJV)
I Give Thanks For: Every Opportunity God Gives Me to Share About Jesus!
I love telling others about Jesus Christ! Who He is, what He does, what He means to me, and what is doing in Heaven right now. I love sharing that and so much more with people who need to know Jesus. Whether it is in a simple conversation, teaching a children’s Bible class, teaching a women’s Bible study group, writing curriculum, posting on my blog, or writing a Bible verse on a greeting card – I just love to share Jesus with others! When it comes to sharing about Jesus, I cannot and I will not be silent!
So, today I have to tell you that I am thankful for every opportunity that God gives me to do what I love to do! I take those opportunities very serious. I actually look for them every day. And when I realize that I have a God-given opportunity right in front of me, I offer up a word of thanks to God for giving it to me AND I pray for wisdom and guidance in saying the right thing. In doing that, I am learning that God always steps in to give me just what I need in that moment.
For me, the most exciting opportunity has been taking place over the last five years. God gave me an opportunity to share that started out small, but grew into something that is totally amazing for me. Here’s the progression: (1) God gave me the opportunity to teach Chinese elementary children the story of His Son, Jesus. Their interest and desire to learn, their questions, their responses to the lessons about the life and times of Jesus inspired me! (2) I was challenged, by one of those students, to think about putting my teaching into writing to share with others. (3) I began the task of writing a bible study on the Life of Christ, using the Gospel of Mark. I had such a blast reading various commentaries, studying the Scripture, researching the questions, and writing the manuscript into an incredible bible study. (4) I began to teach that Bible study to two different groups of ladies. It took us quite awhile, but we finished the study, having learned so very much about Jesus that we didn’t know before! (5) The ladies challenged me to publish that curriculum. “You just gotta share this teaching with others!” (6) April 2019, Christian Faith Publishing, officially published that manuscript into my first book. “The Servant Among Us” began to hit the market in June. To learn more about the book, go to the top of my home page, on the menu running across the top under our logo, look for the tab “book release”, click on that and read more about the book.
God has given me lots of opportunities, in a variety of formats, to share with others about His Son, Jesus Christ. But this opportunity – well, it was truly life changing for me. I never thought I would be a published author, never! I never thought that God could use something that I wrote in a powerful way, but He is! All I want is for the God that I love so dearly, to be honored and glorified in my telling of His Son’s story. I want for Him to use it however He chooses, put it into the hands of whomever He chooses, and that someone’s heart and life will be touched by my telling of this precious story. Today, I just say “Thank you God, for giving me such an amazing opportunity. May YOU, O Lord my God, be glorified in my telling of Your Son’s story!!”